Best 77 Quotes & Tweets on Teaching

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Education is broken. Here is what the future of education will look like: Teaching will become an extremely lucrative profession. Salaries will follow a power law. The best teachers will make millions of dollars per year and teach thousands of students per year.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The most effective networking strategy I’ve found has nothing to do with conferences, cocktail hours, cold emails, or any of the common ideas you hear. 1) Do interesting things. 2) Share them publicly. Like-minded people will come to you.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

Your teaching ability is constrained by your writing ability. If you can’t write it down, it will be nearly impossible to teach it to others.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

4

No business school would ever teach a humor class, but being funny is more helpful than the majority of things you learn in an MBA

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

5

You teach people how to treat you by what you let them get away with.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

All the smartest people I know have mastered the art of teaching themselves

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

7

The best teacher is self-reflection.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

8

If you can't explain it to a reasonably clever 10-year-old, you don't understand it.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

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Online education is growing fast. It's harder to sell a course than build one: The top online schools are run by people with the largest audiences, not necessarily the best teachers. But building an audience trains you to teach.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Success teaches you that success doesn’t make you happy.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

If you explain the problem best, people assume you’re the right person to solve it

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

Anyone can make something complex, but only someone who really understands can make it correct and simple.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

13

The people who have failed the most have the most to teach but are often listened to the least.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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In the short-run, great managers, coaches, and leaders adjust their strategy to fit their players. In the long-run, great managers, coaches, and leaders recruit players to fit their strategy.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

15

Here's what I've learned about launching online products. 1. Give tons of free stuff away. The Internet rewards people who teach. Share your best ideas for free, and you will attract an audience of like-minded people. Build an audience before you launch your first product.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Hard work teaches us that it takes more than hard work.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

17

Save money on marketing by teaching your customers instead of buying their attention

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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"I know a lot about X. How do I monetize my knowledge?" There are many ways, but I'm only familiar with one: Give away everything you know for free. Then wait for people to start asking you questions. It's the questions that tend to reveal the monetization opportunity.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

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You under-estimate how many things you know that other people wish they could learn from you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

If you teach an online course, study entertainers — not traditional teachers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

21

Most college professors care more about their research than teaching students

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

22

My career is driven by one insight. Writing on the internet give you massive leverage. Here’s why: Demand for quality content far exceeds the supply of it. Sharing ideas attracts kind and intelligent people. Some will become business partners. And others, lifelong friends.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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My rules for business: 1) Team up with people who work fast. 2) Communicate in long-form writing as much as possible. 3) Do two kinds of planning: weekly planning and quarterly planning. Then, execute. 4) Learning and sharing the best of what I learn is my marketing strategy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Create your own luck by writing online. Tell people what you’re working on, be open about your goals, and teach others what you learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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My rules for working: 1) Solve problems other people aren’t solving. 2) Leverage the internet. 3) Share as much knowledge as possible. 4) Make two people proud: your 8-year old self and your 80-year old self. 5) The best partners have talents that look like magic to you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Social media works just like real life: Talk mostly about interesting things and people will listen to you. Talk mostly about yourself and people will ignore you.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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School didn’t teach you how to write online. Here’s how writing online is different from what you learned. in school. 1. Distractions are everywhere: 90% of writing well is not getting distracted by the Internet. Put your phone away. Turn off the Internet. Focus on the words.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

28

Teach like you have something to learn.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The best way to learn something is to do it, then to teach it

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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You under-estimate two things: 1. How much you know that other people don’t. 2. How much you AND other people will benefit if you share your knowledge. Learn. Write. Publish. Repeat.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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You give away knowledge because it serves you better than if you hoard it

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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The biggest problem with writing education: We focus too much on grammar. Teachers focus on grammar because it's easy to grade. The REAL problem is that people don't know how to identify and refine interesting ideas. That's the #1 challenge for 90% of writers.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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A recipe for learning anything. Watch one. Do one. Teach one. First, observe how other people work. Second, do the work yourself. Third, show somebody else how to do what you just did.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Experience (unfortunately) seems to be the only teacher.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

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The biggest secret to building an engaged audience on social media: Get good at something and use social media to teach it to other people.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

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Writing prompt: If you want to write, but don’t know what to write about, publish an in-depth book summary. The best book summaries are better than the actual book. Teach people and save them time, and they’ll share your work. You have the information you need. Start writing.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The best teachers realize they have a lot to learn.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Learn to teach, learn to entertain, and full-time learning can become your job

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Write before you're an expert on a subject. Writing forces you to clarify your ideas and motivates you to accelerate your learning. By sharing what you learn, you'll attract experts who will share their knowledge with you. The more you publish, the faster you'll learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Opportunity is everywhere. Learn as much as you can, and share the best of what you learn in public. Companies need writers. Companies need designers. Companies need engineers. Publish your learnings, so the Internet can create opportunities for you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Teach in public and you won't have to wait for credentials to become an expert.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Investment memos are a 10/10 marketing strategy. • Teaching is an excellent way to build trust with current and future customers. • Transparency attracts the right people and repels the wrong ones. Warren Buffett has been writing yearly letters since 1965. Brilliant.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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What I’ve learned by teaching writing: 1) Writers block is easy to fix. You need a note-taking system and people to talk about ideas with. 2) Student satisfaction increases as they pay more. 3) The most successful students write every day and publish once per week.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Give a student a curriculum and they can learn for a month. Teach a student to be self-motivated and they can learn for a lifetime.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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The online creator playbook. ∙ Grow your audience on social media. ∙ Deepen the relationship via email. ∙ Build trust with a podcast. ∙ Monetize the masses with a subscription. ∙ Sell a course to your most engaged fans. ∙ Coaching and consulting for your best fans.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

46

Learn once, teach twice.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

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Online marketing in two sentences: Learn obsessively. Teach the best of what you learn.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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Take a moment to appreciate the power of writing online. When you share intelligent ideas, you accelerate human progress and attract incredible people and opportunities. Almost anybody can write. And everything you need is available online, for free. Writing is a superpower.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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THE PARADOX OF SPECIFICITY On the internet, the narrower your brand, the more opportunities come to you. The internet is best matching tool ever invented. Pick an niche. Learn all about it. Share what you learn by writing online. And watch your life improve.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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To fill the gaps in your thinking, explain it to someone To fill the gaps in your explanation, write it down To fill the gaps in your writing, edit what you wrote

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach